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on 11 June 2014
Another thoughtful and intelligent book from Roger Scruton, I would recommend this to everyone whether of faith or none who wants to explore the human need for religion and the sacred. My advice would be to take the few negative reviews below with a pinch of salt, as with all Scruton books there are a few that do not come with open minds and are clearly not prepared to engage with the arguments therein - in fact I do wonder if some of these people have even bothered to read the books at all. So don't let these people put you off enjoying the wisdom of this great philosopher.
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on 7 August 2015
Powerful thinking about religion and life
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on 9 December 2014
An absolutely necessary corrective to the prevailing materialist view of EVERYTHING; which is what one would expect from a philosopher who stands somewhere to the Right of 'centre'. I'm reading him at the same time as Terry Eagleton's "Culture and the Death of God"; which is 'the other side of the track'. Both equally challenging but scarcely controversial.
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on 2 January 2016
A book that bases religious faith on the sense of the sacred has been long overdue.
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on 5 March 2015
very good writer
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on 15 August 2014
I did not find it as easy a read as some. It follows the growing pattern of admiring Christianity (or at least theism) from the outside.
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on 26 May 2016
As ever for a Scruton Book, clear thoughtful and wise
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on 27 January 2016
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on 21 August 2014
thank you
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on 10 June 2014
Following on the heels of Simon Schama's disgraceful history of Juda**m, which is effectively a full-blown attack on Enlightenment rationalism and a hymn to supernatural bigotry, here is another codger notorious for sacrificing reason for the sake of emotional rants, who here joins the fashion of old white men making a last ditch attempt to save religion.
(cf. "Like all of Scruton's books, it is beautifully written but he is frequently prepared to sacrifice some of the truth for a punchy sentence and will happily include large generalisations, or smooth over historical facts, to serve his argument." (from Amazon Review of 'Our Church' by 'Tiger', q.v.) )
Scruton, ex-editor of the far-right Salisbury Review, also recently penned a study of sexuality in which he managed to 'intuit', again without reasoning of any kind, that heterosexuals like himself were superior to everyone else. In this volume, sentimental twaddle sits comfortably with religious bigotry and unreason. And it is of course no coincidence that like Schama he has embraced the US academy,where so-called scholars can out themselves as supernaturalists without the inevitable ridicule which would attend them in the European intellectual climate.
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